Azuki is owned by Shunsuke Hashimoto and his wife Yumi. The venue was previously another Japanese bakery. The couple has revamped the interiors and taken over the kitchen to bring their Japanese-European baked goods to Newtowners.
At Azuki, Hashimoto and his wife have drawn inspiration from Japan, France and Australia to create popular baked goods.
“Some products came up when I was talking to my friend here in Australia,” Hashimoto says “I said, ‘I’m going to open up a bakery and it’s going to be a Japanese-European fusion’. And we did some brainstorming and came up with a few ideas.”
They’ve also introduced Enmore Road to a buttery matcha croissant, chestnut mont blanc, yuzu cheesecake, green tea swiss roll. Yumi oversees the production of cakes and sweets while Hashimoto specialises in making breads, including the charcoal sesame sourdough and the Mentaiko (cod roe) baguette.